Mama’s Favorite Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Planning dinners every night can be hard—especially if you’re in charge of family meals. Take tonight, for example.  The girls had gymnastics and dance until 5:35, but class went late, and we didn’t get home until 5:55.  I’d gotten some pre-dinner prep out of the way this afternoon but I still had to finish making dinner…at 6…my kids go to bed at 7:30 maybe 8:00!  Not easy. With 3 kids who are active and involved in activities and sports, our schedule will only get busier.  That’s why Walmart has created Meal Inspirations – an online destination that provides quick, easy and delicious recipe ideas for busy moms like me- and asked me to share with you all to spread the word.


Mama’s Best Ever Spaghetti & Meatballs Melts Recipe
Recipe Type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Unilever
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Serves: 6
Quick and easy spaghetti and meatballs
  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 jar (1 lb. 8 oz.) Ragu® Old World Style® Pasta Sauce, divided
  • 12 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained (We used Rotini)
  1. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs and 1/2 cup Pasta Sauce in medium bowl; shape into 18 meatballs.
  2. Bring remaining Pasta Sauce to a boil over medium-high heat in 12-inch skillet. Gently stir in uncooked meatballs.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until meatballs are done.
  4. Serve over hot spaghetti. (or Rotini)

I did make the pasta this afternoon and prep the meatballs, so I was able to turn the oven on as we walked in the door and 20 minutes later?  Dinner.  I’d made a big salad yesterday so we had a nice meal and still had time for books and snuggles after dinner before the Red Sox game.  That’s what I call a successful dinner!


Some of the recipes featured on the Meal Inspirations site include:
Weeknight Dinner Ideas:

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Creamy Shrimp Alfredo
Easy Mac & Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole
Game Day Classics:
Buffalo Blue Cheese Chicken Dip
Creamy Hot Chipotle Dip
Fall Comfort Food:
Family Favorite Chili Mac
Hearty Beef Chili



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About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

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